The Environment Agency
The Environment Agency's vision is of a rich, healthy and diverse environment for present and future generations.
Our principal aims are to protect and improve the environment, and to promote sustainable development. We play a central role in delivering the environmental priorities of central government and the Welsh Assembly Government through our functions and roles.
Our new five year strategy aims to create a better place by securing positive outcomes for people and wildlife, in five key areas. We will:
Act to reduce climate change and its consequences
We have to address not just how we manage the consequences of climate change but also how we play our part in reducing emissions.
Protect and improve water, land and air
Great strides have been taken in improving water, land and air quality but there’s still much to do.
Work with people and communities to create better places
A good quality environment enhances people's lives. We work with people and communities to help protect them and to create better places.
Work with businesses and other organisations to use resources wisely
It's vital that businesses change the way they think about the resources they use and the waste they produce. We work with the businesses and other organisations we regulate to help them use resources wisely.
For further information visit: www.environment-agency.gov.uk
Be the best we can
We are determined to perform our very best. We will achieve more for people and the environment by managing our own resources carefully, providing excellent services and focusing on environmental outcomes not processes.